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Session #50 - Standards and Open Systems

Posted Date:January 16, 2003

Presentation Title: Session #50 - Standards and Open Systems

Conference Dates: 2002-11-04 to 2002-12-06

Type: ED Conferences

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Successful electronic data exchanges require agreements on what formats, code sets, modes of transmission, and processes are followed. Whether the exchange relates to student financial assistance or other administrative student information, education community stakeholders, schools, software and service providers, and state and federal agencies, are setting exchange standards. This session provides information on how and where these standards are set and the processes in place to maintain them. Attendees will learn how their interests can be represented in the setting and maintenance of electronic standards. A discussion on when to choose proprietary processes over industry standards and the impact of that decision will also be discussed. Also included will be information on developing Standards for Electronic Transport and the NCHELP Electronic Standards Committee School Advisory Group.

The attached presentation is in Portable Document Format (PDF), 20 pages, 186K and also in MS97 PowerPoint (PPT), 20 pages, 356KB.

Last Modified: 01/15/2003